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I want to erase all info on my computer and restore to original factory settings

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  • Larry Miller May 11, 2010

    Do you have the discs with the restore programs that came with your computer?

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If you have the discs that may have come with the computer, you can restore it to manufacturer's settings that way. If not, you can call the manufacturer and buy the disks from them.

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